Encourage Your Children

COVID-19 is having a negative effect on children and adults worldwide. Changes to our regular routines, living situations, time spent with friends and family, access to medical treatment, engagement in physical activities, what we’re eating, and the use of technology, are profoundly influencing our emotional and intellectual wellbeing. For children in particular, new protocols in […]

Orientating Our Parenting

What do you really want for your children? Popular author and motivational speaker Wayne Dyer in What Do You Really Want for Your Children says, “Parents want their children to value themselves, to be self-reliant and independent, to take risks, to be free from stress and anxiety, to live peaceful lives, to celebrate present moments, […]

School of KidsMin

Reaching children with the Gospel of the kingdom, rescuing them from the world, rooting them in God’s Story, and releasing them to be kingdom ambassadors in the world, should be our # 1 priority. That’s why Scripture Union developed the School of KidsMin – a one of a kind virtual learning hub. Launched in September […]

Children Are What They Love

My friend Paul Mercer from Mission Eurasia says, “We are what we love, not what we know.” That’s a statement worthy of consideration. Particularly when, according to Mercer, “the educational model of the church is failing without a corresponding model that impacts our hearts.” What is the “educational model of the church” and is Mercer […]

Defining Children’s Ministry

What is children’s ministry? Children’s ministry is a process that connects children with Jesus and His Story. To elaborate: Children’s ministry is a process It’s children being transformed to be more like Jesus over the course of time. This involves a series of actions or steps that children take in order to achieve the desired […]

Children as Servants

The Greek words used in the New Testament for servant and bond-slave are probably the most important, inclusive and descriptive words for defining a Christian. I wonder how many children, if asked to define a Christian, would say that Christians are servants or bond-slaves? This isn’t an academic question. What children think and believe, informs […]

Children’s Ministry Prayer

Build children Lord, who will be strong enough to know they are weak, brave enough to face themselves when they are afraid, and humble enough to confess their pride. May they know that to know you, is to know life. Build children Lord, whose hearts are clean, lips are pure, vision sure, and ways true. […]

Peace During COVID-19

COVID-19 has created a surreal atmosphere of crippling, crushing or stalling fear. You can smell it in the hospitals, see it in the supermarket line-ups, and hear it in the voices of the bereaved. These are trying times. Worries are amplified by something we can’t see. And with a vaccine only a distant hope – […]

Caring During COVID-19

COVID-19 has overwhelmed people who live in homes that aren’t safe or have no homes to go to. It’s also been devastating for hourly wage earners, small businesses, people with mental health struggles, and those in highly exposed industries like leisure and hospitality. With unemployment, family violence, depression, and suicides soaring around the world, the […]

Fostering Faith During COVID-19

Finding the Lord. What we’re experiencing during COVID-19 has intensified the awareness of our human condition. We’re sensing the shortness of life, are more aware of the reality of death, are feeling anxious about the temporary nature of jobs, and are concerned about the limitations of health care. COVID-19 has transported us to a new […]